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6 Degrees of Separation

Location : Alliance Française Ballroom

Date: 16 May 2012 at 7pm

Vivien Hamilton, Soprano Mardi McSullea, Flute Len Vorster, Piano

Six Degrees of Separation  -  the idea that everyone in the world is separated by a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements, which on average can connect any two people in six steps or fewer.
In this recital Vivien Hamilton, Mardi McSullea and Len Vorster present - in six ‘degustation’ size courses - a program of French musical delicacies which were composed, in part, as reaction to the harshness encountered by a Europe battered by the atrocities of World War 1.  ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ is a program which is influenced by a combination of Surréalism, Sensualitié and Sentimentalité and consists of songs which are suitable for the French concert hall, but influenced by ragtime, baroque music, jazz and the smokey cabaret of 1920’s Paris. Read more...

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First Course:
Erik Satie (1866-1925)  La Diva de l’Empire
Vincent D’Indy (1851-1931) Madrigal dans le style ancien
Georges Auric (1899-1983) Lord Bolingbroke

Second Course:
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) Trois chansons de Jean Tardieu
Louise Durey (1888-1979) No 1, Deux Poèmes d’Ho-Chi-Minh
Frederic Mompou (1893-1987) Cantar del Alma

Third Course:
Albert Roussel  (1869-1937) Monsieur Péjaudie
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)  Largo from F minor Concerto
Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) À Chloris

Fourth Course:
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Tilimbom
Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)  Romance  
Erik Satie (1866-1925)  Ludions

Fifth Course:
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) La Plus que Lente
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) Chansons de Théâtre, No 1 (Supervielle)
Poulenc  Sonata (1899-1963) Presto giocoso

Sixth Course:
Charles Trenet (1913-2001) La Mer
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)  La Complainte de la Seine
Edith Piaf (1915-1963)  La Vie en rose
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Les Chemins de l’amour

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